(Closed) Does she pay for her dress?

posted 8 years ago in Family
Post # 3
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I had this similiar situation happen and I am sorry that you are going through this. I think at this point in the game you should pay for the remaining balance. My FSIL’s had already paid and have their gowns in hand before they dropped out of my wedding, but since your Future Sister-In-Law had not already paid unfortunately I think it falls on you. Since you don’t have a good relationship I think asking her for the money is going to cause even bigger problems.

Post # 4
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think that since you asked her to step down as opposed to her quiting (no matter the circumstances behind it), that you need to pay for her dress.  I’d even say you ought to be re-embursing her for the deposit she put down for it too.  She shouldn’t have to pay anything for a dress she won’t be wearing or keeping just because you asked her to step down.

Sorry – I know that is a lot of money – but I think it is what needs to be done.

Post # 5
176 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Sorry to hear about your situation w/your Future Sister-In-Law. If you don’t pay the remaining balance, can the store just keep the dress and sell it as a sample?

Post # 7
2641 posts
Sugar bee

How ridiculous.  So they make money on the dress twice, huh?   Unless they knock off a bunch of $$, I wouldn’t go this route.  You could at least go to a consignment store.  (Or even donate it to GW, before leaving it at the salon.)

But I will agree that if you asked her to step down, you should pay for the dress.  Also, if she is that much of a bear, I don’t think asking her to pay will work.  She’ll likely laugh/scream at you, and won’t end up paying anyway.  An it will likely just make things worse. 

I’m sorry.  I’d just eat the money and call it, tuition of life.

Post # 8
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I agree with everyone on this. You need to pay for it. Can you imagine if you even brought it up to her, how she would react? I doubt you need more drama! It sucks but thats life :/

Post # 9
396 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I agree since you asked her to step down that you need to pay for it. I also agree that she should probably be paid back. It sucks but it’s the right thing to do.

Post # 10
1418 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

You should pay for the dress.  See if you can have it altered for you to wear at a later date, or else try to sell it and recoup some of the money you spent.

Post # 12
2821 posts
Sugar bee

That donate it to the store after paying full cost is just offensive, I’d be really irritated about that.  

I’d pay the rest and try to sell it online for a bit and if nothing works out then just sell it to a consignment shop.  But who knows maybe someone will be using the same Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses and it’ll work out.

Post # 13
176 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

That’s lame of the store to make you pay for the remainder and “donate” it to the store. Good luck!

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